A Life Connected
Live your values. Change the world.
This short, inspiring 11-minute video, A Life Connected, is about the positive power of making conscious consumer choices that are consistent with our shared values of kindness, justice, and compassion for other people, for the planet, and for animals.
The video was produced specifically to be shown in classrooms and other community gatherings and to be followed by a discussion. Now the video is produced in over a dozen different languages and can be seen around the world!
Some Inspiring Quotes
“The earth supplies enough for everyone’s need, but not everyone’s greed.”
“When we make connected choices, we not only make better lives for everyone, we build a better world.”
“A powerful choice can be done by everyone, everyday—by you—right now—by becoming vegan.”
“If we use more than our share, we are taking from other people, and from others yet to come.”
“While people are starving (40,000 every single day), we are wasting enormous amounts of grain to feed cows, pigs, and chickens—so we may satisfy our desire for meat, milk and eggs.”
“With 7 billion people on the planet, we need to find a better way to feed people, vegan choices support a world where all may be fed.”
“The fewer animal products we consume, the more people we can feed.”
“Making vegan choices is one of the most powerful things you can do as an individual to help save the planet.”
“The United Nations found that raising animals for human consumption contributes to global warming more than all the planes, trucks and cars on the planet—combined. 40 percent more!”
“To produce one pound of meat requires on average, 2500 gallons of water.”
“The number one reason for cutting down trees including destroying the rainforests is to clear land to grow food for farmed animals.”
“Farm animals produce 86,000 pounds of manure per second! It pollutes our water, destroys our topsoil and contaminates our air.”
“Our oceans are dying, industrial fishing is causing a global decline to near extinction of fish species around the world.”
“In the U.S. alone, we kill over 10 billion farmed animals and over 17 billion sea animals—we kill over 3 million scared, helpless animals every single day.”
“When you make vegan choices – you stand up for the meekest among us, those that depend and rely entirely on our ability to show compassion. You stand up for farm animals, wild animals, rebuild wild lands they call home.”
… feeding ourselves and every hungry person on the planet.
… ending deforestation – replenish the deep woods of the North and save our disappearing rainforests. … revitalize our rural landscapes and save family farms.
… stopping the number one polluter of water and the number one waster of water.
… returning our oceans to thriving underwater worlds teeming with life and wonder.
… making cancer and heart disease a rarity instead of a common occurrence.
… and returning wild lands to their rightful owners.
How You Can Make a Difference
Make vegan choices to align with your true love for animals. Expand your circle of compassion and your love will come back to you a thousand times.
More About the Video
Brought to you by: A Life Connected, www.alifeconnected.org
A Project of: Nonviolence United, www.nonviolenceunited.org
For transcripts, statistics and photo credits, see transcript
For high quality video download, see Nonviolence United
For more information, contact: info@NonviolenceUnited.org
Video Length: 11:43 Minutes
Originally Released: December 14, 2012